And the Brazilian fencing, Pia Bolcao, was bid farewell, Saturday, in the individual tournament of the World Cup in Foil, in Saint-Maur, France. The main name of the female chip in Brazil, she left the competition in the 64th stage of the world event, when she fell to China’s Qingyuan Chen, returning, 15-10.
The competitor is currently number 10 in the world in female foil. Piya played a good match against the Chinese, winning by three points, but struggled in the latter half of the fight. The Brazilian managed to qualify on Friday into the main frame, her best result of the year, and finished 62nd overall.
“It was good, I played well. Just like the other qualifiers it wasn’t easy, this match wasn’t easy either. I was ahead in most of the matches, I even went 9 to 6. I think at some point, I got a little bit more tired. It increased speed and didn’t I could adapt quickly. I advanced, unlocked the feature and it was hard to recover,” Pia said.
The Foil World Cup is not over for the Brazilians. Pia, Carolina Precheret, Mariana Pistoia and Raffaella Gomez compete on Sunday in the teams competition. A good test for a new formation in the Brazilian female foil.
“I don’t know what the team championship will be like, it will depend on the key. We have to get a strong team right away. It’s a new team, we’ve never played together, just Mary and me. It would be good to try this experience and gradually gain it as a group “, projects Pia Bolkao.
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